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Old August 3rd, 2009, 04:04 AM   #41
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Old August 3rd, 2009, 04:35 AM   #42
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I am very impressed by the pictures!
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Old August 5th, 2009, 02:46 AM   #43
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Old August 13th, 2009, 06:28 PM   #44
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Are the roads on that map marked as "Planned" finished now?
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Old August 31st, 2009, 03:48 AM   #45
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Are the roads on that map marked as "Planned" finished now?
The one to ocho rios is almost done however, we are just getting ready to start the remaining leg to mobay .A completed toll road between kingston and portmore is for some reason not shown here
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What would this map (from the first post) look like if it were updated to today's status?



Are there now two motorways, signed T1 and T2? If so, where does each begin and end?
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Old February 8th, 2012, 09:39 PM   #47
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Does anyone know if the north-south motorway (Linstead - Moneague section) has already opened to traffic? Works appear pretty advanced on 2010/2011 Google Earth imagery.
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Old August 1st, 2012, 07:26 AM   #48
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Hey everyone! Pictures of highway 2000 can be found on the highway 2000 web site...i'll post a few of them if i can
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Portmore leg of highway 2000...opened in 2006


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Some more pictures of highway 2000





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Old August 1st, 2012, 07:41 AM   #51
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Old August 1st, 2012, 07:48 AM   #52
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Sandy bay to Maypen leg of highway 2000


It should be completed by September of this year (2012).

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Old August 1st, 2012, 07:54 AM   #53
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Mount Rosser leg of highway 2000 should be completed by September of 2013


Release from China Harbour's page

Finally! A bypass to Bog Walk Gorge coming
June 22, 2012

New highway to be completed in three years


CONSTRUCTION is to begin on the Caymanas to Ocho Rios leg of Highway 2000 by the middle of year. China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) and its subsidiary China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) yesterday signed the Concession Agreement to fully fund the US$600-million North/South link of the toll road which had been stalled for several years.The toll road, which will now begin at Caymanas, off the Mandela Highway, and bypass the problematic Bog Walk Gorge as well as Mount Rosser and Fern Gully, is expected to be fully completed within three years. It will end just west of the famous Dunn’s River Falls.

A special purpose company — Jamaica North South Highway Company Limited — established by CHEC to undertake the development will be responsible for financing, design, constructing and operating the project for the concession period of 50 years, following which the roadway will be handed over to the Jamaican Government.

Chairman of the National Road Operating and Constructing Company (NROCC) Dr Wayne Reid said the North/ South segment will consist of 68 kilometres of roadway with section one — Caymanas to the Linstead Bypass — being approximately 27 kilometres. Section two, the Linstead Bypass to Moneague is 20 kilometres, while the third segment, Moneague to Ocho Rios, is 21 kilometres.

Reid, speaking at the contract signing at the Ministry of Transport’s offices on Maxfield Avenue in Kingston, said the first and third sections are expected to be completed by 2015, while the delayed Mount Rosser bypass should be ready by next September, with work scheduled to restart later this year.

The responsibility of NROCC, he said, will encompass the land acquisition for the corridor, lease of that corridor to the developers, monitoring and approval of the drawings, in conjunction with the National Works Agency, monitoring of the quality of construction and thereafter the monitoring of the operations of the roadway.

“Upon signing of these agreements we will embark on land acquisition on a full-time basis and more so when we get more detailed drawings from the developer,” Reid said.

He explained that there is also an agreement with CHEC for the development of some five square kilometres of land along the corridor.

Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips, speaking at the signing ceremony, explained that CHEC has been given a 50-year concession period, compared to the 35 years given to Trans Jamaican Highway — the first developers of Highway 2000 — because there is no financial commitment on the part of the Jamaican Government.

As such, he said, it was considered necessary to facilitate the sole investor/risk taker sufficient time to recoup that investment with an appropriate rate of return.

“If it doesn’t recoup in 50 years that would be a problem for China Harbour as they are taking the risk and so if their calculations go wrong, then they suffer the consequences because there is nothing committing the Government of Jamaica to make good on any miscalculation that they make,” Phillips said.

Phillips said this leg of Highway 2000 is an essential part of the growth strategy for the country, along with other major projects, some of which China Harbour already has an interest in.

“This North/South link highway will open up a range of other development possibilities in the tourism sector, housing and construction, manufacturing and assembly operations and that is the real value of infrastructure, not just convenience for the travelling public but the development potential it unlocks,” Phillips said.

Transport Minister Dr Omar Davies said, too, that this new leg of the highway represents a significant investment in infrastructure in Jamaica.

Government on its own, he said, will not be able to provide the investment capital needed to move the economy forward, hence the move to utilise the available asset to stimulate private sector investment in areas which traditionally have been seen to be the province of government.

Opposition spokesperson on transport Karl Samuda said the project is one which brings a level of hard infrastructural development that will serve to encourage investors to invest in Jamaica, while facilitating the development of the Caymanas Enterprise Zone, which was mooted under his administration.

Chen Zong, senior vice-president of China Communications Company, said the firm will make good organisation to fulfil this project with higher quality and good maintenance.

Source: The Jamaica Observer
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Old August 1st, 2012, 08:16 AM   #55
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It seems as if we could have a south coast highway in the near to medium future

The Government has signed a US$2.7 million contract with American company, Stanley Consultants Inc., for the implementation of a feasibility study and preliminary design for the Southern Coastal Highway Improvement Project.

The study, which is being funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), is expected to be completed in one year. It will assess and design the preferred alignment of the proposed South Coast highway from Port Antonio to Habour View (Phase I) and Mandeville to Negril (Phase II).

Speaking at the contract signing ceremony held on Friday (July 27) at the Whispering Bamboo Cove Resorts in St. Thomas, Minister of Transport, Works and Housing, Dr. the Hon. Omar Davies said the government is committed to making the highway a reality.

"This leg of the highway, from Port Antonio to Kingston as well as one from Negril to Mandeville, represents the last two legs of the project and although (at this point) it's listed as a feasibility study, let me assure you it will be done," he stated.

Dr. Davis pledged that "even as we carry out this study we'll be seeking the financing to carry out the job... as what we are aiming at doing is to provide a highway that is of similar standard to the North Coast Highway, which will open up a range of possibilities."

He noted that the project will also include the mapping of Hope River from Gordon Town to Harbour View. "That is very important because the developments in that river bed can have a significant impact in terms of cutting off Kingston from this side of the country," he remarked.

The Transport and Works Minister said the road works represent tremendous development potential for the eastern parishes, noting that often "those parishes seem to be neglected".

"The potential is amazing in terms of the ...development of a wide range of economic sectors, including agriculture, mining and tourism," he stated.

In the meantime, Minister Davies said the government will ensure that all companies contracted to do business in Jamaica recruit young local professionals as part of their operations.

He stated that, "whilst I recognise the international reputation of Stanley Consultants, it's imperative that they systematically bring young Jamaicans into their hierarchy, because we need to build our capacity."

He noted that this has become increasingly important because we "need to encourage young Jamaicans, who are professionally trained, to remain in our country".

For his part, Member of Parliament for Eastern St. Thomas, Dr. Fenton Ferguson said he is "very happy" for the proposed infrastructural development in the eastern parish. "We have waited a long time for this to happen... because I believe that the road to development is the development of roads," he said.

Dr. Ferguson said the proposed road works provide a grand opportunity for the development of a number of industries "that have been sleeping... we also see opportunity for development within the context of tourism, and heritage tourism."

President, Stanley Consultants Inc., Gayle Roberts, gave the assurance that the company will ensure that local engineers and other Jamaican professionals are incorporated into the project.

"We will be bringing in local Jamaican staff as part of the studies and engineering work that we will be doing. We will also be associating with other Jamaican engineering firms because we really want this to be a project that you are all proud of," she remarked.

By Athaliah Reynolds-Baker
JIS Reporter

Gov't to Undertake Feasibility Study for South Coast Highway Project
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Old August 1st, 2012, 08:28 AM   #56
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Are the roads on that map marked as "Planned" finished now?
Some of the roads that were slated to start earlier have been delayed due to the global recession and other issues, but the Spanish town to Ocho Rios leg should be completed in 2015 at a cost of US$ 600 million. You can post #53 above.
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Does anyone know if the north-south motorway (Linstead - Moneague section) has already opened to traffic? Works appear pretty advanced on 2010/2011 Google Earth imagery.
You can read post #53 above for more info.
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Government To Spend $6b (US$33 million) For Highway Land

July 25, 2012

THE JAMAICAN Government will be budgeting US$33 million (J$3 billion) for the acquisition of land to facilitate the construction of the US$600 million north-south link highway project.


Chinese construction firm China Harbour Engineering Company Limited (CHEC) will be responsible for financing, constructing and operating the project for the concession period of 50 years.

Managing Director of the National Road Operating and Constructing Company (NROCC), Ivan Anderson told a parliamentary committee yesterday that the Government's responsibility in the north-south concession was to acquire land.

"Our budget for the land acquisition is approximately US$33 million," Anderson told members of the Infrastructure and Physical Development committee.

In addition, Anderson said Government lands would be leased to the developer for the life of the concession after which the lands and the highway would be reclaimed by the state.

As part of the agreement, the Jamaican Government will provide five square kilometres of land to CHEC, adjacent to the highway, for further development.

"So we expect that along the alignment will be housing, hotels and commercial office complexes," Anderson added.

However, he stressed that the Government has not made any financial investment in the US multimillion-dollar Chinese project.

Source: Jamaica Gleaner

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Winston Jones highway Mandeville, Manchester.
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The Palisadoes highway (Road to the Norman Manley International Airport) is now being rehabilitated at a cost of $US 65 million. The Project should be completed December of this year on 4.3km of road way and break water.
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